Sunday, May 5, 2013

Nicole by O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in Blue Lace

Hey guys! Can I just say that you're all beautiful people? This blog has reached over 1000 page views, and it's only been a little over a month! I love you all, and thanks for all of your support. :)

Now, on to the review! Today I'd like to talk about a polish that I have a love-hate relationship with, Nicole by O.P.I. Blue Lace.

(Left: Flash ~ Right: Natural Light)

I mentioned this product in my last post. The color is absolutely beautiful: a blue-green duochrome. There are plenty of duochromes out there, but this one was on sale, so I figured I would give it a try.

Guys, I can't even explain this color to you. I tried so hard to take a picture that showed it, but with no luck. I even tried taking the photo with my left hand and showing my right (and I'm a righty--you're welcome) but that didn't work either. No, I don't know why that would work, but I was frazzled and so overcome with emotion for this color (well...) so I was running out of ideas. It looks like a gorgeous turquoise in one light, then BAM it's a teal-green. It's just great. 

However, this polish is chock full of other problems, don't you worry. For starters, I'm not a fan of the brush at all. It's tall and thin and does not pick up a lot of product at all. I like polishes that require one "dunk" into the bottle per nail. But each nail took like three "dunks." (Is there a better term than "dunk"? I feel like I'm refereeing a basketball game). This polish is also a pain because the actual brush wand is relatively short, so after you get down to a certain point in the bottle, you have to actually screw the top back on just to get polish on the brush. It's a big hassle and ain't nobody got time for that.

Also, this polish chips really fast. I painted my nails last night, and it's already chipped. It's nowhere near as resilient as Revlon Colorstay or Julep. I wouldn't recommend this brand. Instead, if you can find a color as gorgeous as this without the hassle, do that! And be sure to tell me--I'm absolutely in love with this "Under the Sea" color. I just kind of want to sing with a bunch of sea animals and become a mermaid.

Still, if you're interested, Nicole by O.P.I. polishes go for around $7 (.5 fl oz) at drugstores and Ulta (which is basically what O.P.I. costs, so unless there's a super fantastic sale going on, I say just go for the original O.P.I. polishes). 

What's your favorite nail color right now? Do you know of any awesome blue-green duochromes?

With love,